How Much Should You Pay the Babysitter?
How Much Should You Pay the Babysitter?

on April 5, 2012

Figuring out how to pay a babysitter is almost as confusing as having kids in the first place. So here are some guidelines that will help you set the right rate.

5 Crazy Ideas That Resulted in Million-Dollar Paydays
5 Crazy Ideas That Resulted in Million-Dollar Paydays

on March 29, 2012

Warning: You’re going to be mad reading these ideas, which any one of us could have dreamed up first.

$12 Million Underwear and Other Strange Online Finds
$12 Million Underwear and Other Strange Online Finds

on March 22, 2012

You can find some great deals on Amazon and eBay – but you won’t find them in this post.

14 ‘Dubious’ Personal Finance Moves It’s OK to Do
14 ‘Dubious’ Personal Finance Moves It’s OK to Do

on March 15, 2012

Justin Bieber can teach you a lot about smart financial moves that look stupid at first.

How to Splurge Without Breaking the Bank
How to Splurge Without Breaking the Bank

on March 1, 2012

It’s never wise to sacrifice our passions simply for the sake of saving money – because it’s our passions that ultimately make life worth living.

When Reward Points Expire, So Does My Loyalty
When Reward Points Expire, So Does My Loyalty

on February 23, 2012

Hey, you can buy my loyalty. But if you become a cheapskate about it, you’ll lose that loyalty real fast.

9 Mistakes From the Personal Finance Anarchist Cookbook
9 Mistakes From the Personal Finance Anarchist Cookbook

on February 16, 2012

Follow these instructions, and you’ll blow up your finances in no time.

How to Trade a Paper Clip for a House
How to Trade a Paper Clip for a House

on February 9, 2012

In less than a year, one man took a 1-cent paper clip and turned it into a house worth tens of thousands of dollars. Here’s how.

Dirty Harry Teaches Us a Lesson on Opportunity Cost
Dirty Harry Teaches Us a Lesson on Opportunity Cost

on January 26, 2012

Go ahead, make my day – learn about “opportunity cost” from Dirty Harry movies. Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya?

5 Ways I’m a Personal Finance Daredevil
5 Ways I’m a Personal Finance Daredevil

on January 19, 2012

Sometimes, risks pay off – playing it safe can actually cost you instead of save you. Here are the money menaces I stare down without blinking.

How Misplaced Priorities Lead to Lame Excuses
How Misplaced Priorities Lead to Lame Excuses

on January 12, 2012

We can complain and make excuses, but our spending habits reveal our priorities in life. When we’re in a tight spot, it’s usually because we’ve misplaced our priorities.

How Being Absent-Minded Resulted in a $2,750 Year-End Windfall
How Being Absent-Minded Resulted in a $2,750 Year-End Windfall

on January 5, 2012

Can you really pay for your vacations by taking care of your health? I do!

Gee, Thanks: 4 Presumptuous Gifts That Can Strain a Budget
Gee, Thanks: 4 Presumptuous Gifts That Can Strain a Budget

on December 29, 2011

Should you look a gift horse in the mouth? Yes, when it’s these awful gifts that’ll actually cost you money.

No Joy in Mudville: Teaching My Son About Payback Periods
No Joy in Mudville: Teaching My Son About Payback Periods

on December 15, 2011

Saving money is no game. And teaching your children the value of money isn’t going to win their appreciation. But it’s still worth the effort.

Looking for Inflation? It’s Hiding in Smaller Package Sizes
Looking for Inflation? It’s Hiding in Smaller Package Sizes

on December 8, 2011

Good things may come in small packages, but they certainly aren’t good deals. Here’s how your favorite grocery-store items are shrinking before your eyes.

15 Organic Fruits and Veggies That Aren’t Worth Paying More for
15 Organic Fruits and Veggies That Aren’t Worth Paying More for

on December 1, 2011

Organic produce costs a lot but is good for you. But there non-organic fruits and vegetables that might be just as healthy. Check out the “Clean 15.”

Why Marriage Makes It Hard to Control Remodeling Costs
Why Marriage Makes It Hard to Control Remodeling Costs

on November 24, 2011

No, “requirements creep” isn’t a person you don’t want to be around. It’s a philosophy you don’t want to adopt. But we all do at some point.

A Simple Trick to Get Your Credit Card Interest Charges Waived
A Simple Trick to Get Your Credit Card Interest Charges Waived

on November 17, 2011

It’s amazing what you can get when you just ask for it. But can it work even with greedy, heartless credit card companies? Sure – because they’re not greedy and heartless.

5 Ways to Avoid Paying a Mandatory Gratuity for Bad Service
5 Ways to Avoid Paying a Mandatory Gratuity for Bad Service

on November 10, 2011

These tips about tips can save you not only money, they might even save you a trip in the back of a police car.

Why Pastry Chefs Are Financially Savvier Than the Common Man
Why Pastry Chefs Are Financially Savvier Than the Common Man

on November 3, 2011

Cookies and cash have a lot in common, especially if you don’t follow their recipes for success.

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